West Texas Mayor Resigns After Calling Snowed-In Residents ‘Lazy’ and ‘Weak’ and Telling Them to ‘Quit Crying and Looking for a Handout’

Tim Boyd, mayor of Colorado City, went viral with his Facebook post on Tuesday

Former mayor of Colorado City, Tim Boyd is in hot water after posting a typo-ridden tirade on social media that was anything but sympathetic to citizens struggling amid the winter blast.

In a Facebook post made Tuesday morning, Tim Boyd wrote that it is “not the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it’s your choice!”

As for the power outages that have left thousands of Texans in the cold, Boyd wrote, “The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout! If you don’t have electricity you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe.”

Boyd didn’t stop there, calling those who “have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you” lazy. “Only the strong will survive and the weak will parish (sic),” Boyd continued.

Boyd made another social media post later Tuesday afternoon saying he “won’t deny for one minute” what he said in the post, and that many of the things he wrote were “taken out of context.”

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